If you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you have been forgiven for your sins. I don't think anyone who believes in Jesus as the Christ and has accepted Jesus as their propitiation for their sins will have a problem with this statement. Over the years because of conditioning, the understanding of the efficacy of this truth and many other profound spiritual truths has been reduced to mere knowledge. In other words people know a great many things that they do not practice. They have much deeper understanding than they allow to be used in their daily life, their walk, their talk, their relationships.
So much beautiful thought has dissipated into obscurity, vapor, the netherworld, or however you want to describe having lost fervor or luster or unction or inner excitement.
Today you are just as forgiven as you were when you were saved. But if you have any doubts, you can pray and ask for forgiveness right now and the slate will be washed clean; completely clean as in, having not ever existed.
Just a foot note to the notion that God forgives this way. Many people haven't experienced the depth of the cleansing that comes with salvation because of, again, conditioning. Many denominations are unwilling to tell the whole story because they need their congregation to operate under some suspicion and guilt in order to maintain the duty that comes with owing someone something (to the pastor or to the church or to God.)
The idea behind God forgiving you was to set you free as a bird to move forward without any encumbrances. Conditioning has watered down the truth concerning freedom in Christ and the totality of the salvation experience.
- You are forgiven
- You are in charge of the rest of your life
- You do not need to be relearning the principles of truth over and over again, you need only abide in those you fully understand.
- You have been freed from the propensity to act against God and freed from the consequence of those actions.